Bolton Selling Family Home
Newly single MICHAEL BOLTON is selling his sprawling estate in Connecticut - because he's suffering from "empty nest syndrome".
The veteran crooner has put the Westport mansion on the market for $11 million (GBP5.94 million) after his teenage daughters Isa, Holly and Taryn - from his 15-year marriage to Maureen MCGuire - recently moved out of the family home.
He tells People.com, "Empty nest syndrome, that's what I have... The reality is, I'm spending so much time in Los Angeles and travelling six or seven months a year and working on my record. My daughters are grown up. When I come home and open the door, I hear an echo: 'Hello, hello, hello.'"
And Bolton admits he has been feeling particularly lonely since his split from Desperate Housewives actress Nicollette Sheridan last month (Aug08) - but insists they are "still friends".
He is now using his free time to concentrate on charity work, particularly the domestic violence charity he founded in 1993.
The singer adds, "I'm doing what I consider really, really important work. You are supposed to come into your home and feel safe. Violence against women is unacceptable."